I Love Odesa


  • Ah, Odesa, the Pearl on the Black Sea

    Outstanding historical architecture, laughter, luxurious hotels, first-rate restaurants and clubs, sophistication, friendly atmosphere, and magnificent sunny beaches - all of these are Odesa!

  • Alexander Pushkin, His Life and Times in Odesa


    The man who ignited the explosion was Alexander Pushkin, recognized as one of history's greatest poets.

  • Odesa in 1933 Through the Lens of an American Photographer

    They say that Odesa never really changes, it just looks different over time. So join us on this visual journey back in time to the interwar period during the Soviet occupation...

  • Odesa — A Little Bit of History

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    The city of Odesa itself is very young, founded only in 1794, but the area itself has a much older history.

  • Quick Facts Primer About Ukraine

    Useful and useless information about Ukraine, and why Odesa is not in Russia.

  • The Black Sea Triangle

    Dozens of perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks have been found at the bottom of the Black Sea, a total of 60 wrecks dating back as far as 2,500 years, including galleys from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.

  • The History of Nine Doors

    You might have heard of the famous Odesa story "Twelve Chairs" but did you hear about "Nine Doors"?

  • Three Great Kyivan Rus Reformers

    A short period in Ukraine's medieval history was full of humanism, Christian love, and justice. It is associated in our memory with three prominent statesmen.

  • Welcome to the Most Amazing City in Ukraine

    Odesa, Ukraine has always shown more color, spunk, and irreverence than other cities in the former Soviet Union.